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O death, where is your victory?

01 Aug 2018

The sting of death is sin; and the power of sin is the law.

1 Corinthians 15,56

We all have experienced death to a certain degree in various areas of our lives, and often that death is talked about as “God wanted” or as “Gods perfect plan”. But that is not the liberating news of the words of the God, who is a God of life! 

Death means separation (e.g. from a loved one), loss (not only people. Also loss of healing, money, joy,…), it describes the process of dying (slow decaying) and the separation from Gods beneficial influence. 

That means that death is not only related to the passing away of a person, but also to your day to day life. No matter what area you experienced separation and loss in, or what area you didn't experience Gods beneficial influence in; you experienced death, and that ought not be! 

You shouldn't experience death any longer, for the sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 

So if the curse of the law was removed, by Jesus fulfilling and removing it, the power of sin and with it the sting of death was also removed. And without the stinger, death cannot hurt/touch you any longer! (Galatians 3,13) 

That is what the curse of the law refers to. It means that death can still reign in your life. But if you make a decision to follow Jesus now and to live in His new covenant, instead of living by the law, then death can't reach you anymore. 

To live by His new covenant means to make your righteousness independent from your works, and to receive the works of Jesus by faith, which make you righteous, no matter what you did or will do.

So just like Paul mocked death, you can do it too, for death cannot touch your life anymore. 
Become conscious, in the midst of situations where you are still experiencing death, that through Jesus death you are free from death, and then speak: 

“Death is swallowed up in MY victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? My savior pulled it out and now you have no power over my life. I am the righteousness through Jesus works, and I did nothing of myself to deserve it. Therefore GET OUT, in the name of JESUS!”

Through Jesus, the law was fulfilled and done away with, which removed the power of sin from your life once and for all! Death has no power in your life any longer, for the sting of death is sin. But if you live by the finished works of Christ, death was removed from your life along with the sin! 
You don’t have to accept any form of death in your life any longer, for death is swallowed up in victory, and you are the chosen one, that ought to be living that victory through Christ! (1. Corinthians 15,54-58 & Galatians 3,13)